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How to Keep Rodents Out of Your Storage Unit

Posted by Ken Unger on Jan 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As the temperatures continue to drop outside, rodents will continue to be on the hunt for warm, dry shelter. And even if you’ve mitigated the risks of rodents in your home, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t following you (and your belongings) elsewhere.

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The Threat of Bed Bugs in the Hotel Industry & How to Mitigate Risk

Posted by Ken Unger on Dec 13, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Hotel managers face a common conundrum when it comes to the dreaded b-word: bed bugs. The challenge is that they must address any issues swiftly, while at the same time keep them under wraps (which is not to be confused with sweeping the issue under the rug and pretending it doesn’t exist.) 

While transparency may always seem like the best policy, in many cases it’s been proven to have the opposite effect, and many hotel managers find themselves in the familiar predicament of doomed if you do, doomed if you don’t.

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4 Things that Attract Mice

Posted by Ken Unger on Nov 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM

  

Essentially, mice have the same needs as you or I: shelter, food, and comfort. And if these things are made readily available to them, mice will take every opportunity to make themselves comfortable in your home or business.

And while they tend to keep out of sight and require very little food to sustain themselves, they are far from the low-maintenance guests they appear to be, creating serious damage to building interiors, chewing through electrical wires, contaminating food, and spreading disease.

Let’s discuss four ways you may be unknowingly attracting mice, so you can stop inviting these harmful pests in.

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4 Popular Rodent Hot Spots in Your Home

Posted by Ken Unger on Oct 18, 2016 11:00:00 AM

With autumn in full swing, it’s a beautiful time to head outside, watch the leaves change, and take in the crisp air before winter hits. But as you enjoy the great outdoors, rodents are seeking the great indoors, the inside of your home.

Every fall, rodents seek shelter inside so that they can hibernate throughout the cold winter months. And if you’re not careful, your home could be their next rodent Airbnb.

So we’re going to discuss four popular rodent hot spots in your home you should be on the lookout for so that you can make sure no unwanted visitors are living under your roof rent-free. 

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The Cost of Rodents on Your Business

Posted by Ken Unger on Sep 20, 2016 11:00:00 AM

 

What effect can a couple of measly little rodents no larger than your average household hamsters have on your business?

Actually, a pretty massive one.

When these pests find their way into your place of business, they can take hold very quickly, destroying your inventory, driving away customers, and potentially even putting you out of business.

So let’s discuss what to be on the lookout for when these threatening pests take over.

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5 Roach Removal Methods

Posted by Ken Unger on Aug 16, 2016 11:00:00 AM


Summertime is in full swing, and unfortunately, so are roach populations. Notoriously known as “apocalypse survival bugs”, roaches can be challenging to get a handle on, with infestations frequently spiraling out of control.

But all is not lost! Check out this list of recommended roach removal methods, and get back on track to a roach-free summer.  

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How to Prevent 5 Common Summer Pests

Posted by Ken Unger on Jul 12, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Summertime is the perfect opportunity to get outdoors, barbeque, relax by the pool, and enjoy the weather. But every time you head outside, you’re a moving target for pests.

So check out our tips for keeping yourself protected from five common summer pests, and get back to your summer fun without missing a beat.

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How to Check for and Remove Ticks

Posted by Ken Unger on Jun 14, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Planning on hiking in the woods or gearing up for your annual summer camping trip? Just make sure ticks aren’t hitching a ride back home with you in your sleeping bag.

These parasitic pests thrive in moist, humid environments, particularly in the woods or grasslands, so you’ll want to be especially careful during the summer months when populations are at their peak. 

Check out our tips for effective inspection and removal methods, and keep your summer fun and safe.

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The Return of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs and How to Fight Back

Posted by Ken Unger on May 17, 2016 11:00:00 AM

If you notice a certain pungent smell inside your home or around your yard this summer, take heed. Stink bugs are back with a vengeance, and they’re literally bringing the funk.

But if you think these smelly pests are a mere nuisance, think again. Stink bugs can be downright destructive, and these little buggers are on the warpath destroying gardens, taking out crop fields, and making farmers beg for mercy.

Maybe that last part was a little melodramatic, but these pests are a real problem.

So if you want to protect your home from stink bugs, learn how to prevent them from showing up at all.

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How to Prepare for Ant Season

Posted by Ken Unger on Apr 19, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Gearing up for a spring picnic? Just be careful when you pack your basket of goodies that you don’t bring unexpected “tag-alongs” with you. (And no, we’re not referring to the Girl Scout cookies.)

As the weather starts to warm up in the spring, ants begin to wake from hibernation and become more active, and they’ve got one thing on their minds: food. So follow our tips to prepare for ant season and keep these pesky critters from ruining your picnics, and all the rest of your spring festivities.

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